US NGOs ask Biden to sanction Indian officials
Over 30 US civil society organisations have issued a joint resolution urging the Biden Administration to sanction India for religious persecution of non-Hindu Indians.
Issued on the closing day of the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington and initiated by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), the resolution urged the US State Department to designate India as a “Country of Particular Concern”, and to sanction officials and others promoting religious discrimination and open persecution of non-Hindu religions in India.
It listed specific instances and historical evidence of government-backed harassment, oppression, and intimidation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and others…. A US Senator and two members of Congress were among those who voiced their concerns about religious discrimination and intolerance in India….